Charming Rancher - 500m to Beautiful Beach!(8 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-7 nights
- Property type:Bungalow
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
1-3 Bedrooms & 1-3 Bathrooms In Gated Community walking distance to all.
Casa 2 was built approximately 10 years ago by an American developer who built 6 of the homes in the community and still resides in one. Using local craftsmen, native wood and colourful tile, our house has an authentic and charming Costa Rican or 'Tico' style. It is clean, simply furnished yet has all amenities and is freshly painted.
There are two units: the house unit (approx 950 sq ft) has a large covered patio with a laundry area at the back containing a washer & dryer (shared by the apartment if rented). There is a full kitchen with stove and fridge next to a dining and living area. Sliding doors open to another small covered patio at the front. There is a bathroom with a barrier-less shower and two large bedrooms, one of which has another bathroom ensuite and a safe. The master bedroom has a queen bed and plenty of wardrobe/storage space. The second bedroom has two single beds, plenty of storage and a safe. There is cable tv, a phone for local calls (all Costa Rica) and wired/wireless internet. Fans and air conditioning are in each room. The house sleeps four.
Outside each unit, there is a shower for rinsing off beach sand. We have a mango and an almond tree and plenty of native flora and birds. A couple of years ago, we built two arbours over each driveway and planted bougainvillea which seem to be growing at the speed of light!
Member since: 2006
- 1500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- All bedrooms have lots of closet space.
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- All bathrooms are wheelchair accessible
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Health/Beauty Spa
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Water Tubing
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Lanai / Gazebo
Pool / Spa
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 1 - Apr 30, 2017
4 night min stay
May 1 - Nov 30, 2017
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning fee per unit $60
- Pet Fee $60
Rates above are for 1 bed/1 bath unit (sleeps 2) low season. Taxes all included.
(Please note that this unit is booked from Jan. 3/17- April 3/17).
For the 2 bed/2 bath house (sleeps 4):
Low Season/High Season:
Xmas/New Year/Easter - please inquire.
Please inquire for pricing for booking both units.
Deposit, payments and contract handled through property manager. Please see notes for 2-bed pricing.
Manager's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting manager when booking
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Car: Not Necessary
Playa hermosa, Guanacaste, is a small village approximately 30 mins drive from the Liberia airport, (which is 8 miles west of the city of Liberia). Playa Hermosa is a mostly residential area with a gorgeous, 3km long beach, acclaimed for its beauty and cleanliness. This beach is a mere 5 minute walk from the house - look for the local howler monkeys in the trees! There are a number of bars and restaurants, from casual to high-end dining, two small supermarkets, an ATM, launderette and various stores, all within walking distance (up to 15-20 minutes). Several boutique hotels offer evening entertainment and other amenities such as spa services and tour bookings for non-guests. For more action, grab a taxi to Playas del Coco (called Coco by the locals), a busy, touristy town with lots of shopping, restaurants, supermarkets, nightlife and even a casino.
With all basic amenities, it is possible to stay in Playa Hermosa without renting a car. There are plenty of taxis and tour operators who will pick you up from the house. This plan would suit those who like to walk, blend in with the locals or who need a casual or short vacation. Alternatively, we often rent a car for a few days so we can travel more freely and widely. A good time to do that is upon arrival, since the cost of a days car rental or a taxi from the airport to Hermosa are similar. It would also allow you to visit more of the fabulous coast or explore inland towards the volcanoes.
Year Purchased: 2005
About: Mr & Mrs Smith are British-Canadians with a thirst for travel. After leaving England in 1980, they've lived in Alberta, California, Oregon and BC, recently moving from the mainland to gorgeous Vancouver Island. They live on a small acreage by the sea and enjoy cruising the west coast on their boat in the summer.
Why Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste, Costa Rica:
They fell in love with Costa Rica after a fabulous vacation with their sons in 2004, and started researching the best locations, settling on the NW Pacific coast for its pristine waters and Playa Hermosa for its beach and village atmosphere. Their duplex rancher is 'home away from home' as their fellow neighbours in The Gardens (Canadian, American & German) are great friends and create a wonderful welcome every January to March (making the house usually unavailable).
The Unique Benefits at this Bungalow:
Costa Rica is not Florida or Hawaii. And with its lack of resorts and low crime, it isn't Mexico either. It is still third-worldly with dirt roads, parched fields, power failures, iguanas, spiders, rough shacks, chickens in the road and little sense of urgency or schedule. But if you like the sound of birds, monkeys in the trees, stunning foliage, friendly people, zip-lining, fishing, floating in the waves, unbelievable coffee and the sense that you have truly left home, then Costa Rica just might be for you.
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Two bedroom unit with two patios. One of the doors at back has laundry.
Pool. (Casa 2's roof is visible in the middle of the photo)
Living room in larger unit.
Bedroom in smaller unit
Kitchen in smaller unit
5 minute walk to Playa Hermosa beach
Sunset at Playa Hermosa beach
fabulous falls about 40 mins away.
Rancher duplex, each with driveways.
One bedroom unit, front door and patio
Pool and ranchero
Kitchen in large unit
2nd bedroom in house
Bathroom off master in larger unit
Main bathroom in small unit (Identical in larger unit)
Howler monkeys in The Gardens trees.
Playa Hermosa beach sunset
Lots of great fishing
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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